Dr. Guggenheim seated in the DeepWorker submarine prior to a dive in the Bering Sea (Photo Credit: Todd Warshaw)

“Lessons from the Deep: What the Oceans Are Telling Us – and Why It Matters”

February 14, 2020 | Jennifer Riley-Chetwynd
Living in Denver, far from any of the world’s oceans, it’s easy to feel disconnected from them. Yet what we do here impacts what happens thousands of miles away. In an effort to link we the landlocked with our oceans, the Garden Club of Denver will host Dr. David Guggenheim at Denver Botanic...Learn more
Freyer - Newman Center Construction

A Look Toward the Future

February 5, 2020 | Stephanie White
Happy 2020! After years of anticipation and planning, the Freyer – Newman Center will officially open this spring. In addition to celebrating the intersection of science, art and education, the opening of the Center will mark a significant point in the history of the Research & Conservation,...Learn more
floral cuff

Treats for Your Sweet: Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

February 3, 2020 | Tiffany Coleman
You’ve done the chocolates-and-flowers thing for Valentine’s Day (and so has everyone else). This year, do something different for your Valentine to show how much they mean to you. The Shop at the Gardens has you covered with a range of great gift ideas. Here are some unique finds to have you...Learn more
Corporate Events

Bored of Board Rooms? Book Your Corporate Event at the Gardens

January 31, 2020 | Special Events
When people think about private events at a public garden, weddings are typically the occasions that come to mind. But Denver Botanic Gardens at York Street hosts events of many different kinds that have nothing to do with “I do!” In fact, many companies and non-profit organizations mix a little...Learn more
Bald cypress shedding bark

February Walking Tour - Textures of a Tree

January 28, 2020 | Angie Andrade Foster
You might think that there is nothing beautiful to see in the garden during the winter months, but if you slow down and take a closer look you may be surprised. In the summer a tree’s bark is often overshadowed by its brilliant leaves, fragrant blooms and vibrant fruit, but it is a very important...Learn more
B papaver rhoeas on Paros

Eternal Greece

January 23, 2020 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Join us on a magical “Garden of the Gods” tour to Greece! Last year I had the privilege of revisiting Greece in the spring at the height of super bloom season in April. Like most Mediterranean climates, the bulk of wildflowers in Greece bloom during the first weeks of early spring as the cool late...Learn more
Vriesea hieroglyphica, Bromeliaceae

King of Bromeliads (Vriesea hieroglyphica)

January 17, 2020 | Scott Preusser
The common name for this plant says it all, king of bromeliads. One glance at this striking specimen and you will know why it bears this name and why it is so highly sought after by plant collectors. It has been a part of the tropical plant collection at Denver Botanic Gardens since 1978 and is...Learn more
Preparing plant collections for the move to the Freyer – Newman Center.

Thoughts from a Collections Assistant

January 9, 2020 | Research & Conservation
My journey with Denver Botanic Gardens began in the spring of 2016 after graduating from Fort Lewis College. I joined the Research and Conservation Department as an applied conservation intern with a primary focus on the Deer Creek restoration project at Chatfield Farms. After two summers of...Learn more
Meconopsis sulphurea is a Himalayan lampshade poppy

Himalayan Super Bloom: How About China?

January 7, 2020 | Panayoti Kelaidis
Colorado wildflower lovers know that the Rockies seem to have a super bloom every year in the high mountains. The Himalayas likewise have a reliable super bloom in the summer months—with a rather different palette of plant gems. In China you will find hundreds of kinds of rhododendrons and primulas...Learn more
Clerodendrum × speciosum or glorybower

January Walking Tour - Winter Respite

January 3, 2020 | Nick Snakenberg
If the short days of winter have you longing for colorful tropical blossoms, there is no better place to get your flower-fix than the Boettcher Memorial Tropical Conservatory. There are hundreds of plants to see and many are in bloom and ready to chase your winter doldrums away. As you enter from...Learn more
Columbine

New Year, New Health and Wellness Goals

January 1, 2020 | Erin Bird
New Year’s resolutions often are focused on the body, mind and soul and for good reason. The busyness of life can lead to unhealthy eating, decreased exercise and not enough self-care. In line with our core values of transformation, relevance, diversity and sustainability, we have a variety of...Learn more
Welcome Home: Meet Your Habitat

Welcome Home: Meet Your Habitat – a New Science Pyramid Exhibit

December 30, 2019 | Jen Tobias
You know what they say—home is where the heart is and also where the lichens are. Actually, as far as I can tell I’m pretty much the only one who says that part about lichens. (I’m trying to get it started though—pass it on.) But it’s true, and it’s not just the lichens—it’s also where the cacti,...Learn more

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